Saying that military families have a lot to process right is just a bit of an understatement, so we asked local military family advocate Rollie Sampson to put together a list of mental health resources that might help. If you know of any others, send them to firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll add them to the list.
For Those Whose Need is Directly Related to Events in Afghanistan:
The Cohen Veterans Network has put together resources and strategies to assist military service members, veterans, and their families navigate the strain placed on their mental health from recent events in Afghanistan. Find it here.
- Many of the resources offer non-clinical anonymous support. If you want to meet in person with a counselor, the CVN has a location in Fayetteville.
For Totally Free and Confidential Services:
Give an Hour provides free support for Active duty, National Guard and Reserve, Veterans, and their families outside of the DoD system through a national network of licensed mental health providers. Referrals for medication are available if needed. Locate a local provider here.
For Non-Medical Counseling:
Military One Sources offers non-medical counseling to help active duty service members and their families, including telehealth services. Find more information or contact a provider here.
For Military Families in the Moore County School System:
Support for military-connected staff, families, and students is offered through Military Family Life Counselors (MFLC) services and the District Military Liaison. To find out if your school has a counselor or to contact District Military Liaison Rollie Sampson, click here.
For Peer Support:
- Vets4Warriors provides immediate, free, and long-term support through confidential phone, chat, text, and email conversations. Call 1-855-838-8255 or visit vets4warriors.com.
- Veterans Crisis Line connects veterans with a caring, qualified responder with the Department of Veterans Affairs, many of them are Veterans themselves. Dial 1-800-273-8255 and press 1, or visit VeteransCrisisLine.net